Thursday, 18 June 2009

Death of a thousand cuts

The Deluge is proving a real pig to edit, and heaven knows I’ve given up counting how many I've done. Each time I go over it errors leap up at me. I make changes and wonder if I’m not butchering the thing. I repeat the mantra ‘do no harm’, but when will I be happy with it?

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Floating home

I floated home from the SWWJ summer festival in a haze of red wine, clutching a commended in the novel writing competition. And I’m all the more pleased as my gutsy thriller is a world away from judge Kate Nash’s genre of women’s historical romance.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

SWWJ Summer Festival

Tomorrow is the SWWJ event of the year. It’ll be a good time to see friends, meet new ones and network. Agent Kate Nash and Sir Tim Rice are on the guest list. I’m hoping to get more members join the novelists loop too. I’ve great plans for what has been a SWWJ backwater. Oh and I'm wearing a dress!